Tag: Ron Stabinsky

Ron Stabinsky: Free for One Album Release Celebration // Tom Blancarte Solo

What: Pianist Ron Stabinsky celebrates the release of his debut album, Free for One.
When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 8pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $20/15 Online $25/20 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: General Admission $20, Members/Students/Seniors $15, $25/20 Tickets at the door

Brooklyn, NY – In celebration of the release of his debut album Free for One, Ron Stabinsky presents an evening of solo piano improvisations. Hailed as a “stylistic chameleon” by All About Jazz, Stabinsky has developed his improvised solo language through decade of performance in top music ensembles.

Stabinsky’s performance will be preceded by a solo set from bassist Tom Blancarte. Taking the impossible task of translating the solo saxophone language of Evan Parker into a new language for the double bass as a point of departure, Blancarte (member of Seabrook Power Plant, Peter Evans Quintet, Sweet Banditry) uses every contemporary upright bass technique available in a quest to force something new and original out of that most intractable of instruments.

Pennsylvania-born jazz pianist Ron Stabinsky has performed in a stylistically diverse array of situations throughout the United States and Europe with many other musicians and ensembles, including free-improvising saxophonist Jack Wright, bass trombone virtuoso David Taylor, Meat Puppets bassist Cris Kirkwood, and NEA Jazz Master David Liebman. Recent festival appearances include Newport Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Moers Festival (Germany), and Jazz and More Festival Sibiu (Romania). Stabinsky is a regular member of the band Mostly Other People Do the Killing, the new music ensemble Relâche, the Charles Evans Quartet, and the Peter Evans Quintet.

For over a decade, Texan bassist Tom Blancarte has contributed a vivid palette of dark frequencies to New York’s creative music scene, both as a freelance performer as well as a member of bands such the Peter Evans Quintet, Seabrook Power Plant, Totem, Sparks, The Gate, Sweet Banditry, and more. A native of the Texas Hill Country in Austin, Texas, his formative years included a steady diet of fantasy and sci-fi novels, comic books and video games, and later on a total immersion in death and black metal.